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2021/01/25 02:49:42 (permalink)
Hello,
I have a water costum and I would like to perform a maintenance change the fluids and the color of it.
I'm from Argentina and here you can't get everything
What liquid do you recommend for coloring? Or just use distilled water?

An extreme case, if I use car coolant could I have a problem?
 
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    kougar
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    Re: Change Watercooling fluid 2021/01/25 14:51:28 (permalink)
    I wouldn't recommend automotive coolants, they also don't smell that good. But some can be used. Regarding coloring, I use regular distilled without dye. Too many of the boutique watercooling dyes break down after a year for me to bother with them, others have ingredients that wear out the pump faster. But Pond Blue coloring also works rather well as it doesn't break down, but I'm not sure if you can find the same stuff over there. Don't use pool dyes, those break down within a couple months. 
     
    To change the fluid be sure to do a full system flush. Some recommend vinegar if you need to remove old dyes or buildup. If you use distilled water be sure to add a biocide, personally I use pond algaecide as that stuff inhibits bacteria and algae both for an extremely long time. 


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    Re: Change Watercooling fluid 2021/02/16 09:17:00 (permalink)
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    Re: Change Watercooling fluid 2021/02/17 03:19:10 (permalink)
    We only use distilled H20. Nothing else. Ain't nobody got time fo dat colored gunk coolant 😎
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    Re: Change Watercooling fluid 2021/02/19 11:52:28 (permalink)
    Yea, I wouldn't suggest anything other then distilled H20. Even using the "gunk free" color stuff will still have it. 
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    Re: Change Watercooling fluid 2021/02/20 20:56:49 (permalink)
    I recommend distilled water. I tried a red pastel coolant which ended up staining all the tubing pink and ended up replacing after about a year when cleaning.

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    Re: Change Watercooling fluid 2021/02/20 22:57:19 (permalink)
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    I recommend distilled water. I tried a red pastel coolant which ended up staining all the tubing pink and ended up replacing after about a year when cleaning.


    Had a friend who did the same w/ green.
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    Re: Change Watercooling fluid 2021/02/27 11:46:04 (permalink)
    distilled water with ptnuke is what I use plus its cheap for a 1 gallon jug.

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    Re: Change Watercooling fluid 2021/02/27 13:26:09 (permalink)
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    Re: Change Watercooling fluid 2021/03/06 07:18:28 (permalink)
    When I was running custom loops I used distilled water with PT Nuke biocide.

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